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  • John Glenn (T-MLP 2)

    history.navy.mil 15 Jul '16, 3pm

    John Herschel Glenn, Jr., born in Cambridge, Ohio, on 18 July 1921, attended primary and secondary schools in New Concord, Ohio, followed by Muskingum College in New Concord (1939). During his junior year, he enlisted in the Naval Reserve (28 March 1942), for training as a Naval Aviat...

  • #OTD in 1972, 1st African-American achieves flag rank in the #USNavy. Find out who:

    Gravely, Samuel L.

    history.navy.mil 01 Jul '16, 9pm

    Vice Admiral Samuel Lee Gravely, Jr. had a distinguished naval career as a surface warfare officer and manager. All leaders, civilian and military, officer or enlisted, government service grade or Senior Executive Service could learn the characteristics of effective leadership from Gr...

  • Happy Birthday to #POTUS @GeorgeHWBush! @USSGeorgeHWBush Learn more about #41 here:

    Bush, George H. W.

    history.navy.mil 12 Jun '16, 6pm

    LTJG George Bush's citation for the Distinguished Flying Cross Christman, Timothy J. "Vice President Bush Calls WW II Experience 'Sobering.'; Naval Aviation News 67 (Mar-Apr 1985): 12-15. George Bush in World War II: A Short Bibliography. Upon hearing of the Pearl Harbor attack, while...

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  • Japanese Story of the Battle of Midway

    history.navy.mil 05 Jun '16, 4pm

    On the fifth anniversary of the Battle of Midway, the Office of Naval Intelligence publishes the official Japanese action report of this engagement, recently translated under the supervision of the Naval Analysis Division, United States Strategic Bombing Survey, and here available in ...

  • Gay, George Henry

    history.navy.mil 04 Jun '16, 6pm

    Lieutenant Commander Gay was born at Waco, Texas, 8 March 1917. He completed an engineering course at the Agricultural and Mechanical College, College Station, Texas, and was on the Rifle and Pistol Team there. He entered the US Naval reserve at Houston, Texas, 12 February 1941. Lieut...

  • Dewey, George

    history.navy.mil 24 Jun '16, 1pm

    Admiral Dewey had on board Olympia as his pet a badly spoiled dog. He was very fond of it and in his eyes it could do no wrong; however he was alone in that opinion and both officers and the crew, particularly the afterguard sweepers, detested the animal. The dog was smart enough to k...

  • New Jersey II (BB-62)

    history.navy.mil 23 May '16, 9pm

    The Japanese response to the Marianas operation was an order to its Mobile Fleet; it must attack and annihilate the American invasion force. Shadowing American submarines tracked the Japanese fleet into the Philippine Sea as Admiral Spruance joined his task force with Admiral Mitscher...

  • USS Constitution - America's Ship of State

    history.navy.mil 20 May '16, 9pm

    USS Constitution , “Old Ironsides” USS Constitution ’s victories at sea during the War of 1812 inspired a nation and helped mark the emergence of the United States as a world-class maritime power. USS Constitution is crewed by a select group of active-duty U.S. Navy Sailors who share ...


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